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'''The New Church''' (or '''Swedenborgianism''') is the name for several historically related Christian denominations that developed as a new religious movement, informed by the writings of Sweden|Swedish scientist and theologian Emanuel Swedenborg (1688–1772). Swedenborg claimed to have received a new revelation from Jesus Christ through continuous heavenly visions which he experienced over a period of at least twenty-five years. In his writings, he predicted that God would replace the traditional Christian Church, establishing a 'New Church', which would worship God in one person: Jesus Christ. The New Church doctrine is that each person must actively cooperate in repentance, reformation, and regeneration of one's life.Swedenborg, Emanuel. ''The True Christian Religion'', 1771 (TCR). 3 vols. Rotch Edition. New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1907, in ''The Divine Revelation of the New Jerusalem'' (2012), n. 108, 330, 647....
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Main classificationNew Christian
OrientationSwedenborgian
Politycongregational, episcopal
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Founded dateMay 7, 1787
Founded placeEngland
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